gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə-nəs\

Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous a gelatinous precipitate
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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Other Words from gelatinous

gelatinously adverb
gelatinousness noun

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One at a time, rub the seeds on the paper towel to remove their gelatinous coating. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "How to grow your own fruits and vegetables — from food scraps," 10 July 2019 The tips of the arms then also bend, mimicking the gelatinous movements of an eight-armed larval jellyfish. Matt Simon, WIRED, "This Jellyfish Robot Is Much More Than Just a Good Swimmer," 2 July 2019 But the real star of the show here might be Gooigi, Luigi's gelatinous doppelganger that can split apart from his progenitor to help solve simple puzzles. Sam Machkovech And Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The best games, demos, and tech of E3 2019," 14 June 2019 The river system, which for decades provided Mr. Shell a livelihood, now spreads only gelatinous mud and pungent debris and uncomfortable questions about the future. New York Times, "Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water," 31 May 2019 Yuzu shrimp is followed by a zucchini spiral, then squid and edible shiso flower and eel soup and a plate of bite-size morsels (eggplant, crab, fish eggs, jellyfish, squash), all chased with the most delicious mochi dessert (a gelatinous rice cake). James Whitlow Delano, National Geographic, "Here’s your ultimate Tokyo itinerary," 25 Apr. 2019 Advertising Keung’s custard bao replaces the gelatinous egg filling with a thick liquid that oozes out like lava-the dim sum equivalent of molten chocolate cake. Lucas Shaw, The Seattle Times, "From pig-shaped bao to ‘Pac Man’ dumplings, chefs now make dim sum for the Instagram generation," 25 Mar. 2019 These patches are not solid masses; rather, they are mostly made up of microplastics that make the water cloudy and gelatinous. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws," 24 Oct. 2018 These patches are not solid masses; rather, they are mostly made up of microplastics that make the water cloudy and gelatinous. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of gelatinous

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə-\

Kids Definition of gelatinous

: resembling gelatin or jelly The mushrooms had a gelatinous texture.

gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ᵊn-əs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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